Registration Information

  • All members are invited to register.
  • The cost will be per course.
  • Nonmembers will need to join LLARC prior to attending.

Registration can be completed online or by email. Payment can be completed online via credit card payment or by mailing a check.

Zoom links will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the course.

Summer 2020 Programs

Just for Laughs-The Virtual Edition

Four Mondays, June 15 through July 6; 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This course will take place virtually on Zoom.

The title says it all! Each week for four weeks we will view a compilation of classic comedy routines, skits, and sketches from TV sitcoms, movies, variety and talk shows, as well as stand-up performances. The focus will be on the people and the shows that made us laugh during the 50’s – 90’s. Even if you've taken a version of this course in the past, there'll be some new material that you haven't seen before. And most of the repeats are considered classics, which tend to still make us laugh no matter how many times we've seen them.

Requirements: Bring your sense of humor and have access to a Zoom account.

Leader: Tom Hall is a former English teacher, and middle school and high school principal. He is also the author of five published novels. When he is not writing, taking LLARC classes, or volunteering at the Marlborough Boys and Girls Club, he is playing senior softball.

Cost: $40


Current Events Virtual Class-Registration Closed, Class is Full

Four Tuesdays, June 9 through June 30; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This class will take place virtually on Zoom.

Are you a person who is interested in world events and likes to have a conversation about them? Do you want to have a place to share your opinions and thoughts about topics in the news? If so, we have a class for you! Through a facilitated discussion, classmates will express their ideas about recent happenings, while we listen, learn and understand the basis for their sentiments. Class members will be encouraged to present one topic of interest for discussion during the semester. At the end of each class we will talk about recent items that have occurred in the news during the previous week.

Leader: Muriel Stern Riseman is a retired high school counselor, who, while working, particularly enjoyed facilitating discussions between youth and adults. She has continued this interest by leading community support groups and currently volunteers as a mediator for a consumer assistance office. She identifies as a “news junkie” and likes to absorb as much information as she can about what is happening in the world and share her perceptions and listen to other points of view. She has facilitated current events classes at LLARC for the previous three semesters, and, for sure, we always have more news to explore!

Cost: $40

Image of the cover of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Regis Book Club

Two Fridays, July 10 and 17 at 1 p.m.

Two week Virtual Book Discussion Group facilitated by long-term literature course study group leader Karen Mallozzi.

Text: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Cost: Free


Famous Court Trials-Virtual

Tuesdays, starting June 9; 11 a.m. to noon
This class will take place virtually on Zoom.

Each week we will explore a famous court trial and the significance of the testimony, the participants, and the verdicts. Class discussion will try and determine the fairness of the indictments, the credibility of the principle testimony, and evaluate the verdict. Why were these trials “famous” and what impact did they have upon the country? We will study five cases over five weeks.

No reports will be required, but active class participation will be encouraged and expected.

Text: No Text assigned. Handouts and additional material will be provided online.

Leader: Bernie Shuster earned his BA at UMass Amherst with a major in history. He then received an LLD degree at Boston University School of Law. After practicing law in Boston for several years, he founded and served as CEO of a financial services company. Bernie has led several courses at LLARC and at HILR.

Cost: $40


Opinion History

Four Mondays, June 22, 29, July 6 and 13; 11 a.m. to noon
This class will take place virtually on Zoom.

Did you have a hard time in history class? Was it a mass of memorizing a continuous batch of presidents, kings, and battles that felt meaningless and you forgot all about them very quickly? This course is very different. First, there are no right answers. Second, there are only your opinions. Third, I am the moderator. I do not have an opinion. I want to hear you thought and help to sharpen your opinions. All research will be done by you individually. I will not try to sway you by giving you material to study. Google, Google, Google and Think!

Your first assignment is “Was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) an American Victory or Defeat?"

Leader: Ron Greenwald has three advanced degrees in history and has taught history at three local colleges.

Cost: $30